Jason Christie returned from Asia just in time to successfully defend his title at the Forrest GrapeRide in Marlborough, New Zealand om Saturday, April 2. The runner up was 2 min 30 sec behind Jason. Here’s the article about Jase’s ride in the Marlborough Express.

Suleiman took out 2nd place in last Sunday’s (April 3) Sunbury Criterium that was held at Essendon Fields - right next to Melbourne’s Essendon Airport. And Geoffrey Langat came in a very respectable 4th.

KRD will be fielding 5 person team to this year’s Baw Baw Classic: Nathan Elliott, Gichora Kamau, Suleiman Kangangi and Geoffrey Langat. Morgan Smith and Nick Miller will be competing as independents. 

Into the mist we go. Photo by Simon Blake

Into the mist we go. Photo by Simon Blake

Simon Blake and the Kenyans went on a reconnaissance mission on Wednesday so they could familiarize themselves with the route. And what a day to go reconnoitering - the weather was dreadful - cold and wet.

We wish the Baw Baw 5, Morgan and Nick all the best for Sunday. Go conquer that mountain!

Videos and photo by Simon Blake. Many thanks Simon.